Rachael Baker, AmeriCorps Volunteer
Rachael Baker graduated from Western Washington University earning a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as minors in English and Linguistics in hopes of becoming a Speech Language Pathologist. She has enjoyed learning about the specifics of speech and hearing mechanisms the last four years in college and is now excited to pass on her knowledge in the science field through the STEM program.
Deeply passionate about serving her community, Rachael offers her time to various volunteer opportunities. For the last three years, Rachael visited and spent time with the elderly community at assisted living housing. Though Rachael has a soft spot for the senior population, she also has spent two summers as a camp counselor educating and positively influencing children and youth. In addition to serving locally, Rachael recently traveled to Guatemala on a faculty-led study abroad program with her university. There, she assisted in education at a local school in Antigua, Guatemala as well as cared for malnourished infants at a nursery.
Rachael is looking forward to continue working with young and older youth to encourage success in their education. Rachael is also proud to continue to serve as an AmeriCorps member with nConnect this year.